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10:30-11:45 a.m. MT Recording
How to Find and Keep Talent in the Great Reshuffle
It takes top-notch public sector employees to provide services and support constituents. From staff compensation to career opportunities and everything in between, learn about how states and legislatures are adjusting to the labor market's "Great Reshuffle" and what opportunities exist to keep great staff during turbulent economic times.

1:30-2:30 p.m. MT Recording
Economic Outlook: A Rocky Road Ahead?
The U.S. economy has faced many challenges over the past two years, and there could be more trouble coming. Hear an expert economist discuss current trends in the U.S. economy and potential challenges to state finances, including inflation, war, the pandemic and the job market.

2:45-3:45 p.m. MT Recording
Working on Workforce: The National Service Factor
How can national service programs like AmeriCorps strengthen your workforce? Come hear a panel of experts discuss funding, community impact, best practices and bipartisan policy opinions that state legislators are using to make a meaningful difference in their worker pipelines.

9-10:15 a.m. MT Recording
General Session: ‘Lessons in Trust: The Christmas Truce of 1914’
On Christmas Eve in 1914, thousands of Allied soldiers put down their rifles and spent the evening intermingling with German fighters along the Western Front. In today's polarized political environment, what lessons can we take from the Christmas truce? How can we build the kind of trust in our legislative chambers that led soldiers to lay down their weapons and come together—even for one night?

10:30-11:45 a.m. MT Recording
Five Big Ideas to Improve Crisis Response
Many people who lack access to mental health treatment end up arrested or in emergency rooms—which doesn't always mean the best care. Faculty pitch ways to change the status quo from leveraging the new 988 crisis hotline to crafting arrest alternatives. Come ready to share your ideas!

1:30-2:30 p.m. MT Recording
Cracking a Cold Case
There are over 250,000 unsolved murders nationwide. Evolving technology in the criminal justice system helps to solve these cases through DNA analysis. Hear about the latest methods from an expert at a one-of-a-kind genome sequencing lab and a Denver police officer who just solved a 40-year-old cold case.

2:45-3:45 p.m. MT Recording
Tips and Tricks for Crafting a Great Story
Using stories can change hearts and minds, reveal common ground and build connections. Whether you already have a collection of stories or are just starting out, this session is for you! Learn from professional storytellers who will inspire you with their tales and teach you how to expertly create and tell your own.

4-5 p.m. MT Recording
Making the Most of Medicaid
With the COVID-19 pandemic adding millions of new beneficiaries to the program, lawmakers continue looking for ways to control costs and enhance Medicaid program performance. This session will highlight state strategies to address priority policy issues in Medicaid programs, such as maternal and infant mortality, behavioral health and the opioid crisis, and community-based services to help keep people in their own homes and communities. Hear from national experts and state officials regarding how the pandemic has impacted the program and what state legislatures can expect next.

10:30-11:45 a.m. MT Recording
Transforming Our Education System: Lessons From Legislators
Eager for a new vision of a more effective, efficient education system that truly prepares all students for college and career? Join us to learn more about NCSL's International Education Study Group's essential new toolkit for the challenging adventure to transform educational experiences for all students.

1:30-2:45 p.m. MT Recording
Supreme Court Center Stage
In the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term, the justices heard cases on controversial topics including mask mandates, affirmative action and Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Join our esteemed panel as we dive into these issues and unpack their impact on state legislatures.

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